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Webinar: Innovative Solutions to Reduce Barriers to Fistula Care

April 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Please join EngenderHealth for a virtual panel on the USAID-funded Fistula Care Plus (FC+) project, with partners Population Council and Viamo, to discuss learnings from an intervention to improve access to fistula care in Nigeria and Uganda.

Despite the expansion of fistula treatment programs in several affected countries, many women lack information about or access to fistula diagnosis and treatment. The FC+ project, led by EngenderHealth, recently completed a research-to-action collaboration in partnership with the Population Council to identify and address hurdles to fistula diagnosis and repair in Nigeria and Uganda.

Using multiple communication pathways, strong links to community health systems, and an innovative digital health solution developed in partnership with Viamo that targets stigma and literacy barriers, FC+ increased access to fistula screening and referral. The intervention responded to highly gendered barriers to health information and care and helped hundreds of underserved women access free fistula screening, diagnosis, and treatment services.

EngenderHealth, in partnership with the Population Council, Viamo, and USAID, will share lessons learned for the sustainable scale-up and integration of digital health solutions for health screening and treatment programs, as well as for interventions to address stigmatized and neglected conditions.

Our webinar panelists include:

  • Dr. Vandana Tripathi, Director, Fistula Care Plus project at EngenderHealth
  • Dr. Pooja Sripad, Associate, Reproductive Health Program at Population Council
  • Emma Sakson, Deputy Director of Partnerships at Viamo
  • Mary Ellen Stanton, Senior Maternal Health Advisor at USAID
  • Moderated by Traci L. Baird, President and CEO at EngenderHealth

Opening and closing remarks by Traci L. Baird, EngenderHealth President and CEO

For any questions or concerns, please email info@engenderhealth.org

Time & Date

09 April 2020, 13:30 – 15:30

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April 9, 2020
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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